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, rockets light up the sky between israel and gaza as families on both sides hug their kids a little tighter. abc's christiane amanpour has the latest. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that strengthen medicare and... social security for generations to come. we can do better than a last min
and israel is continuing. so let's get right to it. we have alex marquardt in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and consistent launching of rocks by the palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incest aptly. just a short time ago a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were spowok up by this barrage coming from the navy ship offshore. the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said they're ready to expand their ground operation and know egypt and turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren
. israel strikes with its most lethal missile yet. women and children among the dead. our team, right there inside gaza. while inside israel tonight, that dome knocking rockets from the sky as sirens roar over tel aviv. tonight, the turning point. will israel send troops in? will there be a true? christiane amanpour in jerusalem. >>> back home, the first images of the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. now under greater scrutiny as investigators search her computers. >>> it's here. the christmas shopping season about to again. inside the battle plan for black friday. the $78 flat screen? >>> and backstage. 40 years ago tonight, america's oldest teenager with that brand new idea, turning a stage over to the next generation. >>> good evening on this sunday night. and as we come on the air this evening, the situation in the middle east reaching a tipping point. will there be all-out war between the israelis and hamas in gaza, or will talks in neighboring egypt help bring an 11th hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in ga gaza, women, children among th
sound of an air raid siren. listen. and there is panic and fear in the streets of israel tonight. we're going to talk to abc's global affairs correspondent christiane amanpouamanpour. but we go first to the front lines, where israel meeflts the gaza strip, and abc's alex marquardt is there, in the middle, in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, diane. we've heard some very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we've heard the disting woosh of outgoing rockets at hamas returns fire. tonight, it sees this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared. residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, at least 12 civilian, including that 11-month-old boy. "what did my son do to die like this?" his fathe
in the holy land. the last time there was this kind of violence was four years ago when israel conducted an air and ground invasion of gaza, it lasted three weeks and left more than 1,000 people dead. after days of tit for tat attacks between israelis and palestinians, the israeli military stepped up, launching what they call operation pillar of defense. its first target was a military chief for hamas. the islamic political party that governs the gaza strip, which israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children, including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc, who asked, "what did my son do to die like this?" this morning, ah ha has leader vowed revenge, telling reporters, "israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place and they will regret what they did." and hamas made good on that threat, launchi
. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since
>>> this is "world news." tonight, rain of fire. families taking cover in israel and gaza. showered with rockets. even the holy city of jerusalem in distress. is a ground war next? >>> fire in the gulf of mexico. an oil rig packed with workers bursts into flames. how could this happen again? >>> an old treat is in trouble tonight. is it twilight for the twinkie? we'll tell you the big news and reveal the one thing we bet you never suspected was in that white goo. >>> and our "person of the week," coming to the rescue, here to tell us the three things we must never do if we want thanksgiving to be great. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, the holy city of jerusalem, under fire. images like these coming in from israel all day. dramatic pictures of families huddled in concrete pipes for safety. the world watching right now and asking, is the region even closer to the brink of war? we'll talk to abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour on the ground in jerusalem. first, we go to the gaza strip and abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, there are 20
overnight from texas. >>> breaking news. israel and gaza, grabbing the world's attention. ground troops at the ready, even as israel promises a truce. we are live in gaza. >>> also, new images of sandy's wrath. the hurricane famously crippled public transit. and now, we have new video showing it all happen. >>> and an incredible story from the storm zone. love letters wash ashore, discovered after 60 years. >>> good morning, everyone. a salute to american heroes has turned into a horrific accident scene at a railroad crossing in texas. with four people dead, and 17 injured. >> federal investigators have arrived in midland, hours after a freight train slammed into a parade float that was carrying wounded veterans. abc's larry jacobs reports. >> the trailer got hit by a train. we need as many units as you can. >> reporter: a parade float carrying wounded veterans to a banquet in their honor, was broadsided by a freight train. it happened at this railroad crossing in midland, texas. two 18-wheelers were carrying dozens of wounded warriors and their families. the first got across the railro
to engulf the middle east be heading for a cease-fire? this as israel's iron dome missile defense system intercepts a rocket targeting tel aviv. >>> the search for a killer. who would attack dolphins, some of this planet's most adorable and intriguing animals? after a gruesome discovery on the beach, police are now on the hunt. >>> mall madness. black friday is almost here. what big sales should you snatch up, and what should you leave on the shelf for a better deal later? and we'll tell you one way workers are getting ready for the hordes of shoppers. >>> and start your engines. bianna, ron, ginger and i take the nascar challenge racing some of the fastest cars on earth. yesterday we showed you the warm-up. this morning, the winner. >>> hey, good morning, everybody. i don't want to give anything away, but we do have the results of an exclusive abc internet poll. who do you think won the big "gma" nascar race? bianna golodryga, sorry to tell you this, only 13%. >> that's cold. >> i'm not far ahead of you. dan harris at 18%. ron claiborne clocking in at 29%, and our big winner, according
. is the possibility of war increasing between palatine and -- pals stine and israel. >> they are in the big business of coffee. the next market starbucks is looking to take over. >>> we are 8 minutes away from five. imagine hearing explosion outside your home and it's been a daily occurrence for people living in gaza this week. and today, they got a bit of a rest. and charley is at the live des to being explain why. >> -- desk to explaining why. >> they are normal right now between israel and palestinians but it's on a temporary halt. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called for the cease- fire while egypt's prime minister was in gaza. that lasted three hours and the cease-fire even less. before that visit, 85 missiles exploded in gaza city within a 45 minute span. the ace real -- israeli military says 274 rockets had been fired from gaza since operation began. an hour ago, israel sent in an air strike in gaza targeting the house of hamas' southern commander. this is the heaviest fighting there in four years and looks like it could get wore as the days pro-- worse as the days progress. troop
. around 200 strikes since midnight. overnight, we've watched israel pound some of hamas' most important buildings. and many are wondering whether this aerial campaign will soon become a ground invasion. this is life in gaza these days. a relentless stream of booms and whooshes, as israeli missiles land and militant rockets are launched. in israeli crosshairs overnight, hamas' seat of power, the government headquarters, blown up. another hamas building targeted from the sea. all reduced to rubble. in israel on friday, sirens in jerusalem, as the sacred city was targeted for the first time in more than 40 years. a rocket fell ten miles short. no one was hurt. two days in a row, residents of tel aviv, the commercial center, ran for cover, as sirens sounded. >> you know, life is continuing. we're not going to let hamas or other people in gaza to interrupt my way of life. >> reporter: 3 israelis and almost 40 palestinians have been killed in the past 4 days. around half of them, civilians. we saw the wounded rushed to gaza's biggest hospital. its intensive care unit filled with what doctors
. karen travers abc2 news, capitol hill. >>> it's the third day of violence in the middle east. israel said it fired 150 missiles at the palestinians in gaza. they aren't taking any chances. a ground invasion could be next. >> we will continue to exercise self-restraint while defending our citizens against terrorism. >> the egyptian prime minister visited gaza and demanded that israel stop its latest offensive. >>> the president sat down with congressional leaders to keep the company from jumping off that fiscal cliff. if congress does not act before the end of the year, spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect and will affect everyone. >> had a very constructive meeting. >> constructive meet huge constructive meeting. >> congress will recess for the holiday weekend. they said they will continue working. >> >> the resolution of some close races are giving democrats a bump in seats in congress. the party gained five seats since the election. the most recentcomming from a contest in california. three other races are too close to be called and a fourth will be settled in a dece
overseas to the tension rising between israelis and the palestinians today, because israel killed the military leader of the palestinian militant group hamas, in an air strike. look. this is the car in gaza, carrying the hamas commander as an israeli rocket hits it. israel said this was retaliation for rockets fired by palestinian militants. overall, israel hitting 20 targets. it's being called the most serious escalation in violence there in four years. >>> and back here at home, a very big drama today, about the meningitis outbreak. the man who owns that drug factory, contaminated by fungus, came to be grilled on capitol hill. and in the same room, the families of those who died, giving gripping testimony, saying, it is a nightmare that will not end. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the man whose company produced drugs and sickened so many -- >> anything you can say to them? >> reporter: ran a gauntless of reporters. >> why not? >> reporter: he said nothing about his pharmacy that made drugs for debilitating back pain. the conditions were deplorable. dirty floors, clean r
to the middle east. israel announced that its tanks shot and hit an armoured vehicle in syria today. it's the first time the two sides have directly confronted each other since the civil war in syria began almost two years ago, raising the fear that israel could be dragged into the conflict. israel decided to fire after a mortar shell from syria landed in the golan heights. >>> back here at home, a new headline, discussed around the kitchen table tonight about autism. we know that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with the disorder, and this new study suggests that about a flu, during a pregnancy, can increase a child's risk. abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser here with the whole picture. so many pregnant couples are going to be in fear. what do you want to say to them s snr. >> reporter: the study found that moms that remembered having the flu during pregnancy, the risk of having an autistic child doubled, from 1% to 2%. still very, very small. and this type of study is called exploratory. doesn't prove anything but says we have to look at it further. >> let's look at the other
hundreds of rockets were launched into israel by the palestinian militants along the gaza strip. israel said 220 rockets struck the jewish state and another 130 were intercepted by antimissile shields. three rockets targeted the tel aviv area and fighting is the heaviest in four years. it came after israel launched a ferocious air assault wednesday to stop repeated rocket fire coming from gaza. >>> the cia is opening an investigation into the general conduct of the former director. cia officials say they review performance and caution there's no particular outcome that they are looking for. leading the investigation is the cia inspector general's office. today general petraeus goes before congressional committee members for testimony on the attack at the mission in benghazi libya. >>> tempers are flaring over the investigation john mccain can be heard recording lashing out this happened at cnn producer who was questioned why he missed a key hearing on the attack on wednesday. >> i am not no more comment. i am not going to comment on how i spend my time. >> is there. >> i will not no fur
breaking news just as we come on the air. sirens welling across southern israel and tel aviv right there. palestinian rock et cetera targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. police could be closing in on him right now. and abc news has learned, he may never have left his house. we have the exclusive photo showing the bunker where he may have been hiding out. >>> and get ready to meet the heaviest triplets in the world. sidney, elliot and jenson. all of the details on their birth. >>> we have a lot to get to. we want to get to the deadly and horrifying crash in texas. federal officials are heading to texas to join investigators to find out why a freight train slammed into a trailer with veterans. clayton sandell has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this morning investigators with the nat
haven't got a lot of clarity from either candidate. we stand with israel and we stand with our ally, awesome. what does that mean? >> reporter: from virginia it was on to ohio and time for dinner. the state to watch tomorrow night. >> i need your vote. walk with me. walk together. >> reporter: it is so tight here that even in deep blue count kwls billboards rotate romney's face with wanted posters, supporters have come in from out of state to fight the ground game one door at a time. >> support mitt romney, we hope we can get your support this tuesday. >> reporter: you did this four years ago for mccain? how would you come patriot enthusiasm between then and now. >> worlds of difference. >> feels like a turnout election, who gets their people to the pl pos. >> reporter: he teaches battleground politics at the university of akron and point outs that after a season of redistricting and new precinct locations, it might be a good idea to brace ourselves for the fallout of mass ohio confusion. >> this confusion, divisional -- disputes, arguments, lawsuits. fit turns out to be really clos
this on reigning rockets into israel. we have a dad and son accused of robbing a bank and the daughter drove the get-away car. mark greenblat. >> reporter: take a close look at the bank robber, a father, son and daughter team. an entire family of criminals suspected of robs as many as seven banks in two states. under arrest in texas ron scott and son hayden allegedly went inside with guns. police say that's hayden wearing a fake moustache and the 18-year-old daughter abby is charged with driving the get away star. honor students in portland, oregon with hayden a star on the swim team and abby joining him on the club. >> he was sayingal dad. i think he lost his wife and he had the responsibility to take care of those kids and i got to tell you, scott was there for them. >> an authority says the stand youth group may have begun the crime spree in oregon where they are suspects in five more robberies. >> a complete shock. they were solid family members. >> and dad, hayden and abby moved to texas where crime stoppers raised the reward to $25,000 for a tip. >> the suspects were identified on cri
violence is escalating between israel and pals stine especially the -- palestine especially the militants in gaza. israeli rockets have been slamming into targets in gaza city some 85 missiles exploded within 45 minutes today. one flattened a section of the interior ministry leaving a pile of rubble. look for the latest updates in the video all day on the website abc2news.com and we will keep everything up to speed. >>> new information an deadly accident on 5 parade honor-- on a parade honoring wound veterans. police say a decorated flatbed truck was crossing the tracks when a train slammed into it yesterday. four people were killed and 17 others were injured. >> we have been able to have the situation under control and deliver the best patient care possible in the types of situations. as far as -- as long as i've been here i haven't seen something to this magnitude. >> according to witnesses the train was sounding its horn and people in the flatbed truck were able to scramble off it before the collision. authorities say a prelimb marry -- preliminary investigation shows the crossing gate
visits in myanmar and cambodia and thailand. >>> in the middle east, growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says tank scored a direct hit on a launcher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. it has already been in turkey and jordan. >>> john macafee. the multimillionaire, macafee, his name, and lives in belize where his next door neighbor has been found shot to death. police describe 67-year-old macafee as a person of interest in the case. >>> three children are among five family members found dead inside a toledo, ohio garage. police believe it is a case of murder/suicide. all five apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had been in the care of their grandparents for a very long time. >>> florida power company worker paying dearly for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman, john applewhite attacked as he walked into a new york restaurant las
, and what could be next for her. >>> and turning overseas, now. new worries this morning that israel is being drawn more deeply into the civil war in syria. the military says its tanks scored a direct hit on syrian targets, after a stray mortar fell into the golden heights. the conflict has spilled into turkey, jordan and lebanon, with deadly consequences there. >>> hillary clinton has arrived in australia for a summit on strengthening defense ties and fighting cyber threats from other countries, including china. president obama travels to asia later this week for historic visits to myanmar and cambodia. >>> former vice presidential candidate, paul ryan, has confirmed reports that election night results took the romney camp completely by surprise. ryan told our milwaukee station that the campaign was well-run. but in the end, it was not enough. he says reality finally sank in when they lost ohio. >> the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at, looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so, when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction, and we saw the
an impact and obviously, israel, which is having grave concerns, as we do, for example, about movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. it could have an impact on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past. my envoys will be traveling and meeting with people. we consider them a legitimate representative of the as operations -- aspirations of the syrian people. it's a broad-based representative group. one of the questions we'll continue to press is making sure that the opposition is committed to a democratic syria, an inclusive syria, a moderate syria. we have seen extremist elements insinuate themselves into the opposition. and one of the things that we have to be on guard about, particularly talking about arming opposition figures, is that we're not indirectly putting arms in the handles of folks who would do americans harm or israelis or otherwise engage in actions that are detrimental to our national security. we're constantly probing and work
in terms of mr. obama's big win last night. any reaction on the glaeobal stage? >> couple things, in israel, benjamin netanyahu congratulating barack obama on his re-election. president putin in russia saying the same thing. one thing i can tell you, the taliban, telling barack obama it's team to get out of afghanistan. so, a stern message from them. >> all right, abc's mark greenblat reporting from capitol hill, live this morning, we thank you, mark. we will extend to you or olive branch as well. >> thank you. >> good to see this kind of tone though on capitol hill. especially kidding just, how divisive it has been. it's good for america to see this. john boehner coming out today. harry reid as well. boehner said, we can't keep setting the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. i loved what he said about we are ready to be led not as democrats or republicans, but as americans, not as a liberal or conservative, but as the president of the united states. >> that's the quote mark alluded to. you hope in light -- dual messages last night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama bac
. then what israel called a surgical strike. in the blink of an eye, israel had killed one of its most wanted. jabari who for a decade led hamas' attacks against israel. the assassination the beginning of a barrage of air strikes on gaza that also targeted hamas' rockets. at least ten people were killed and dozens more wounded. we're at the beginning of the event said the israeli defense minister not at the end. israel's military warned hamas operatives not to show their faces above ground. hamas which controls the gaza strip and committed to israel's destruction fired rockets into southern israel and vowed revenge. saying the assassination, quote, opened the gates of hell. >>> now to the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak. after getting grilled on capitol hill, the head of the fda has asked congress for more authority to oversee pharmacies like the one that sparked this outbreak. the owner of the massachusetts company was also in the hot seat, but he was not offering too much information. >> what explanation can you give the families? >> on advice of counsel -- i respectfully
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